Fight ableism. Include & empower all.

PYD's goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.

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Recent News & Events

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PYD’s Mentor Appreciation Night 2018 recap

Our organization came to life in 1985, and ever since, Partners for Youth with ...
lizzie

Lizzie’s adventure of learning, advocacy, and inclusion

Elizabeth (Lizzie) has had a prominent presence at PYD for over three years. She ...
Olivia

Meet our spirit award winner, Olivia!

At Friday’s Mentor Appreciation Night, we are excited to honor Olivia with the ...